Yesterday marked The Grand Convergence, as in a single post, we managed to combine Star Wars, boobs, and Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch. I don't know if Rusty was aware, since it was a long time ago, but I named Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch to be The Best Breakfast Cereal almost 6 years ago, using this justification:
My theory is this: I like fake flavor better than real flavor. I've been raised on preservatives and additives and riboflavin and the like, and by this time, I don't want "real" flavor, I want real flavoring. I prefer Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch to real peanut butter and prefer generic peanut butter to natural peanut butter and prefer all of those to the taste of an actual peanut, which if I eat them at all I get the honey-roasted kind (so I also, obviously, prefer sweets.)
That was in the early days of this blog, when such things as Blogathons were but a twinkle in my mind's eye. But I can tell by the way yesterday's comments went that we're really on to something special here.
Speaking of Mind's Eye, Lara asked a great question about just where the heck does all this trivia come from since, honestly, I would have bet that Obi Wan used panda style lightsaber fighting. But apparently there really are different forms of lightsaber fighting, as evidenced by the fact that you can major in it at community college:
It kind of makes sense and kind of does not make sense that there are different forms of lightsaber fighting. As a former fencer, I can say that different types of swords used different types of styles -- saber fighting is more slashy and piratey; foil fencing, which I did, is quick and restrained and hardly has any lateral movement of the sword:
A lightsaber is more like a broadsword than a foil or epee or even a saber -- with foils and epees you can only hurt someone with the tip, so you never slash. With a saber, you can stab or slash, but only with one side.
So I checked to see if there are different styles of broadsword fighting, but then I got distracted when the Wikipedia article on swordfighting mentioned an "arqebus," which made me remember that once I was going to create a website called "Arqebus," which would be like Twitter except that every user could only post one thing ever.
Which is kind of genius, I think: Imagine, if you could ONLY say ONE THING, period... what would you say?
I never did that, though, because I have no idea how to actually make a website like that. But don't steal my idea, because I'm extremely litigious.
Also, I looked for a clip from the movie The Toy, where Richard Pryor says his wife is a lawyer and is extremely litigious, but I couldn't find it.
I found this, though:
What does this all have to do with Star Wars? Not a thing. And I've run out of time to talk about what I was going to talk about, which was the first book I ever read about Star Wars that wasn't actually a novelization of Star Wars. So maybe I'll do that tomorrow. In the meantime, here's today's question, worth 17 points:
Which species' name translates to "People Of The Trees?"
Commenter number 5 gets the 10 point bonus, if he/she isn't also commenter 4.